Savannah, Georgia is a very historical city and the landscape certainly shows it. The parks, the squares, the historical homes with tours, and even the trees with Spanish moss are all wonderful to see if traveling to Savannah.
If your teen is a history buff, then a weekend in Savannah may be the perfect getaway. But, if you are traveling with a teen like mine who is less than interested in the historical sites, try these locations and activities to bring just enough, but not too much, history to your trip!
This is a great spot to shop at quaint boutiques, browse the art galleries, grab some candy in the candy store, or simply have lunch on a nifty café patio. Described on their website as “a four-block area of restored warehouses and shop fronts adjacent to Ellis Square”, City Market is a must-see spot for all visitors.
Tours from City Market
While visiting the City Market, you might try either a trolley or horse-drawn carriage tour. Both types of tours leave out of the City Market which makes hopping aboard simple. If your teen is like mine, she is not as interested in history as I would like. So, we took a horse-drawn carriage tour rather than one of the more historical home tours. This was nice because the tour guide pointed out important spots through the area, talked about a few of the historic homes we passed, and gave us just enough history and humor so that my teen really enjoyed it.
River Street may seem similar to City Market as it contains many shops and restaurants. But, what River Street has that City Market does not is a great view as it is positioned right on the water. Additionally, there are more restaurant options, cute shops, and souvenir stores lining the street. Street performers add to the entertainment factor for River Street.
Tours from River Street
While on River Street, visitors can take a riverboat cruise. Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers a variety of cruising options for everyone. Simple sightseeing cruises, dinner cruises, lunch cruises, and even mystery cruises are all options available to fit your needs and your budget.
Rather than taking a riverboat cruise, we opted for the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour. This spooky trolley tour provided us with some great entertainment! The “trolley of the doomed” was decked out with creepy spider webs and just as creepy was our tour guide. We stepped off of the trolley in two haunted locations – one allowed us to do some ghost hunting of our own while the other gave us a fun storytelling experience. Admittedly the tour was a little on the cheesy side; however, we all really enjoyed it anyway and it sure made us laugh!
So, if you are within driving distance of Savannah, but afraid to plan the trip because your teen will be bored; consider checking out some of these locations and activities. They really made our trip a fun one!
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